Johnson City Press Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

TVA: Safety superseded other concerns in decision to draw down Boone Lake

March 4th, 2015 9:50 pm by Nathan Baker

The Tennessee Valley Authority knows a sustained drawdown of the Boone Reservoir means hardships for residents and businesses over the course of the next year or longer, spokesman Travis Brickey said Wednesday.

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Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

Downtown parking to take priority when Johnson City Commission convenes

March 4th, 2015 9:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

A more vibrant and active downtown is a good problem to have if infrastructure is in place to accommodate it, and that's the focus of a detailed study conducted by Development Services in January which the City Commission will discuss tonight.

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State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

State to Unicoi Co.: Belated budget could put kibosh on project loans

March 4th, 2015 9:21 pm by Brad Hicks

Unicoi County could face the consequences if the Unicoi County Commission wishes to continue its tradition of passing the county's overall budget in September.

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Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

Traffic stop results in Johnson City man's arrest on month-old burglary, theft charges

March 4th, 2015 9:08 pm by Max Hrenda

A traffic stop over a malfunctioning taillight may have resulted in the arrest of a city man who stole thousands of dollars in money and merchandise from area women over the past 41 days.

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Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

March 4th, 2015 9:03 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County teen accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires last month that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage allegedly returned to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

March 4th, 2015 8:02 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition is advancing in the Senate.

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Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

March 4th, 2015 7:54 pm by Associated Press

A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification.

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'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 4th, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

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Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

March 4th, 2015 5:17 pm by Staff Report

Morristown's former solid waste director has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated more than $220,000 in government funds over a four-year period.

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